MASTER BEDROOM: BEFORE & DURING

Although I haven’t been able to post as much as I originally wanted to, I’m so glad I have the blog for moments like these! Looking at the before photos of the master is crazy. Even though we’re just putting on the final touches, and haven’t even decorated, I can’t get over the difference. It’s true: it’s amazing what a coat of paint (and shiplap and refinished hardwood floors) will do.

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The wallpaper was the epitome of the 60’s and I can’t find ANYTHING on Google for built-in headboard, but hey, there’s a first for everything.

Step 1. Stare at how ugly and dark it is. And remove carpet!

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We were so lucky that there were beautiful, untouched hardwood floors throughout (something we looked for the first time we saw the house). They have since been stained a gorgeous dark, espresso finish. Pictures to follow.

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Step 2. Aggressively remove wallpaper.

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Step 3. Paint built-in headboard white because we’re not sure what the situation behind it may be. We used Benjamin Moore’s Simply White.

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Step 4. Semi-dissemble built-in closet/nook that we have a love/hate relationship with.

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The walls have that funky, spotted look because of the wallpaper adhesive. Also, most of the walls in the house are something called horsehair plaster. These usually need new drywall/plaster, so this led us to my favorite step yet: SHIPLAP.

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It requires a lot of measuring.

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And nailing.

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And caulking. This man is a god.

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Okay, now it’s coming together, right??

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Finally: Spray paint radiators.

So, here’s a sneak peak of where we’re at now:

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We chose Behr’s Burnished Clay for the walls because these can’t be any ol’ white shiplapped walls. We’re super close to the end and I can’t wait to share the final result! I’ll also put together a quick post on how exactly we shiplapped the walls (as first-timers).

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